JOIN US FOR COFFEE!

Our Saturday morning coffee hours are a great way to connect with other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.  Join us at 9am at Chik-Fil-A at 17501 W Center Rd in Omaha on the third Saturday of the month.

This is a great opportunity for parents and families to connect over coffee and yummy breakfast! Chik-Fil-A has an indoor playground, favors for the kids, and will set up the table(s) for us, too! We will have a sign posted in our reserved area so you won’t miss us. Hope you can make it!

Upcoming dates:

July 16

August 20

September 17

October 15

November 19

Check our Facebook page or contact us for updates.  We hope to see you there!

Fall Connect Reading – Save the Dates!

We are pleased to announce the fall schedule for Connect Reading!  Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • Saturday August 13th at the Benson Branch (6015 Binney St) at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday September 24th at the Swanson Branch (9101 W. Dodge Rd) at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday October 23rd at the Abrahams Branch (5111 N. 90th St) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday November 12th at the Elkhorn Branch (2100 Reading Plz) at 2:00 p.m.

Each Connect reading event features at least one adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing who reads a story in the communication mode of his or her choice (sign, voice or a combination) to children at a local library.  Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.   For additional information, please contact questions@handsandvoicesne.org.

Connect is a collaborative mentoring project started by the Nebraska Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Nebraska School for the Deaf Alumni Association, the Nebraska Association of the Deaf,  and Nebraska Hands & Voices to bring the deaf and hard of hearing community together with children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and their families.

 

Social Event in Scottsbluff!

UPDATE:  The event was a success!!

Scottsbluff kids

The Nebraska Hands & Voices Guide by Your Side program is excited to announce an exciting social opportunity in Scottsbluff.    This event is for anyone who has a member of their family who is deaf or hard of hearing. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the whole family, please join us.  You do not have to be a part of Hands & Voices or Guide by Your Side to participate.  If you are interested you can learn more about these programs at the event.

 

Riverside Discovery Center- Zoo

1600 South Beltline HWY West

Scottsbluff, NE 69361

308-630-6236

 

Saturday, June 18 2:00-4:30

(zoo closes at 4:30)

 

 

Additional attractions include: Dyno-dig, splash pad, water table, petting zoo, and playground

 

The cost is free- The Hands & Voices Guide by Your Side program will cover the cost of admission if you RSVP to Shelli Janning at janning4@hotmail.com or call 402-533-8915.  Please RSVP by Friday June 17, contact Shelli with any questions.

 

We are very excited and hope to see you there!

 

 

 

JOIN US FOR CONNECT READING!

We hope to see you:

Sunday May 15th, 4pm at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, 215 S. 15th Street, Omaha, NE

Connect will provide an adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing to read a story in the communication mode of his or her choice (sign, voice or a combination).  Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.

MOMS DAY INN

Nebraska Hands & Voices hosted its first Moms Day Inn overnight retreat in Lincoln in February of this year.  It was a great success with this amazing group of moms.

MDI 2016 group picture resized 2

We are already looking forward to next year, so SAVE THE DATE and JOIN US February 18-19, 2017 in Lincoln.  More details to come.

Moms Day Inn is an overnight retreat for moms and female caretakers who are raising children of ALL ages who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Hands & Voices prides itself on being open to every method and modality, if your child has a hearing loss you are part of our Hands & Voices family.  This retreat is an amazing way to meet  and share experiences with other moms on their journey.  Woven into these moments are the connections you make – the experience of sharing your personal journey with another mom and hearing their journey as well.  Moms have made lifelong friendships at these events.  Join us!  You are not alone… The time is now….

JOIN US FOR COFFEE!

Our Saturday morning coffee hours are a great way to connect with other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.  Join us at 9am at Chik-Fil-A at 17501 W Center Rd in Omaha on the third Saturday of the month.

This is a great opportunity for parents and families to connect over coffee and yummy breakfast! Chik-Fil-A has an indoor playground, favors for the kids, and will set up the table(s) for us, too! We will have a sign posted in our reserved area so you won’t miss us. Hope you can make it!

Upcoming dates:

April 16

May 21

June 18

Check our Facebook page or contact us for updates.  We hope to see you there!

PARENT COFFEE HOURS TO CONTINUE FOR 2016!

Our Saturday morning coffee hours are a great way to connect with other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.

The first coffee hour of 2016 will be February 20th at 9am at Chik-Fil-A at 17501 W Center Rd in OmahaThis is a great opportunity for parents and families to connect over coffee and yummy breakfast! Chik-Fil-A has an indoor playground, favors for the kids, and will set up the table(s) for us, too! We will have a sign posted in our reserved area so you won’t miss us. Hope you can make it!

Upcoming dates:

March 19

April 16

May 21

June 18

Check our Facebook page or contact us for times and locations, which may vary.  We hope to see you there!

 

JOIN US FOR CONNECT READING!

We hope to see you:

Saturday February 6, 2016 at 10:30am, Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson Street, Omaha, NE

Saturday March 5, 2016 10am, South Omaha Branch, 2808 Q Street, Omaha, NE

Note: The March 5th event is being held in collaboration with the Metro Regional Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing “Dr. Seuss Day!” event.  For more information, see here. 

Connect will provide an adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing to read a story in the communication mode of his or her choice (sign, voice or a combination).  Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.

JOIN US FOR CONNECT READING!

We hope to see you:

Saturday January 16, 2016 at 10:30am at the Swanson Branch of the Omaha Public Library, 9101 W. Dodge Road, Omaha

Saturday February 6, 2016 at 10:30am at the Florence Branch of the Omaha Public Library, 2920 Bondesson Street, Omaha

Connect will provide an adult who is deaf and/or hard of hearing to read to your children.  Children who are deaf/hard of hearing and children who are hearing are all welcome.  A voice and/or sign interpreter will also be present. This is a wonderful way to enjoy our public libraries and to see and hear a story told by an adult from our deaf community.

Omaha Gives! Campaign: May 20

Donate to Nebraska Hands & Voices in the Omaha Gives! campaign on May 20th!! Click below to donate, read below for more information. Thank you for your support!!

https://www.omahagives24.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=overview&fwID=1285

Did you know that more than 90% of deaf and hard of hearing children are born to parents with no hearing loss?

Nebraska Hands & Voices is a non-profit organization that provides parents with support, information and resources to help parents navigate the world of hearing loss. Many parents report that support from other parents who have “been there” was the most valuable support they received.

On Wednesday May 20, your donations will go an extra mile toward helping us provide this much needed support to parents through the Omaha Gives! campaign. The campaign runs from midnight to midnight on Wednesday May 20.

You can use the link above to donate. Thank you for your support!